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Shalaby v. Mansdorf (In re Nakhuda)

Citation: 
In re Nakhuda, No. NC-15-1149-JuKuW (9th Cir. B.A.P. Feb. 4, 2016).
Ruling: 
A bankruptcy court may not impose sua sponte sanctions on a lawyer without finding that the lawyer’s acts were akin to contempt. Published.
Judge(s): 
Meredith A. Jury and Frank L. Kurtz, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judges, and Madeleine C. Wanslee, United States Bankruptcy Jude for the District of Arizona, sitting by designation.
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Justice v. U.S.A

Citation: 
Justice v. United States of America (In re Justice), Case No. 15-10273 (11th Cir. Mar. 30, 2016).
Ruling: 
The Eleventh Circuit held that the debtor’s tax debts were not dischargeable under section 523(a)(1)(B)(i) of the Bankruptcy Code because the debtor’s late-filed Forms 1040 did not qualify as tax returns under applicable nonbankruptcy law, as they did constitute an ...
Judge(s): 
Tjoflat, Martin and Anderson, Circuit Judges
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Ozenne v. Chase Manhattan Bank, et al. (In re Ozenne)

Citation: 
No. 11-60039 (9th Cir. March 25, 2016) (Published)
Ruling: 
The 9th Circuit vacated the BAP's denial of a petition for a writ of mandamus, holding the BAP did not have jurisdiction to consider the writ petition, reversing In re Salter, 279 B.R. 278 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2002). The 9th Circuit ...
Judge(s): 
Wallace, Leavy, Bybee
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Kochetov v. California Employment Development Department (In re Kochetov)

Citation: 
In re Kochetov, No. SC-15-1034-FJuKi (9th Cir. B.A.P. Mar. 25, 2016).
Ruling: 
A bankruptcy court may not decline to reopen a closed chapter 7 case due to the passage of time. Not-for-publication memorandum.
Judge(s): 
Robert J. Faris, Meredith A. Jury, and Ralph B. Kirscher, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judges.
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Bos v. Board of Trustees (For Publication)

Citation: 
Bos v. Board of Trustees (9th Cir. March 24, 2016) (For Publication)
Ruling: 
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's affirmance of the Bankruptcy Court, that found that Gregory Bos ("Debtor") Motion for Attorney's Fees was denied because the claim was collateral to the contract and not on a contract ...
Judge(s): 
O'Scannlain, Ikuta, Circuit Judges and Larry A. Burns, District Judge
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